FSU is one of a handful of schools in the United States that offers a combined doctoral program in counseling and school psychology. Ultimately, my time at FSU will provide me with a more robust education and set me up well to succeed in the industry.
Motivation to pursue a graduate degree
For me, a graduate degree is an opportunity to continue to grow, and it satisfies my desire to learn and become an educated individual. Additionally, a graduate degree allows me to pursue the career I want and will allow for more options throughout my life.
Importance and impact of research
Broadly, my research interests are concerned with international students and student-athletes and how those roles influence an individual’s overall wellness. These vulnerable populations are typically underserved. College is a formative time for many people, and it is crucial that during this time individuals are provided the tools to become happy and healthy citizens of the world.
I hope to work in an integrative setting, working alongside other health professionals to provide comprehensive services in a single location.
Advice for anyone considering graduate school
Identify and understand your “why.” Do your research about the programs you are considering submitting applications to. Start the process early! Talk to people in the program.